ALCOMBE Rovers gained a thrilling 4-3 away win over North Petherton Reserves in Division Two of the Taunton Saturday Football League.

Right from the kickoff, Alcombe came out firing on all cylinders, with skipper Brian Hall setting the tone by finding the back of the net early on. However, soon after Dan Godfrey, who took on two players before being brought down in the box, saw a penalty awarded but Brian Hall's attempt failed to find the net.

The visitors continued to press forward, with veteran joint manager Lee Todd making his first start in two years leading the charge from the back and Andy Hall pulling the strings in midfield.

Brian Hall, Andy Hall and Josh Elston orchestrated some slick passing moves, culminating in Sam Harley's clinical finish to double the lead.

But Petherton weren't about to roll over, and they clawed their way back into the game with some determined play, capitalising on a defensive lapse to reduce the arrears.

The momentum swung back and forth as both teams traded blows, with tackles flying in and tempers flaring in equal measure and goals came from both teams.

As the clock ticked down and the scores level it was anyone's game, but it was man of the match Sam Harley who stole the show with a thunderous cross that sailed into the top corner, sparking wild celebrations among the Alcombe faithful and sealing a thrilling 4-3 victory. In a match filled with twists and turns, Rovers emerged victorious with nine games left to win to secure the title in Division Two of the Taunton Saturday League.